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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Final Words to an Unruly Church

By Dr. John Neufeld / October 6, 2017

Here is what I think Paul is doing in this last chapter of 1 Corinthians. Paul is laying down some basic principles at the end, principles to an unruly church, principles that if adhered to will prevent and heal the kind of problems that have happened to this church.

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For the Sake of God Honouring Worship

By Dr. John Neufeld / October 5, 2017

The things that He has taught us regarding the use of spiritual gifts are not to be violated. He commands that we obey His commands and not allow the church to descend into a chaos of each person demanding their rights.

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For the Sake of the Lost

By Dr. John Neufeld / October 4, 2017

People will ask, “should you design the worship services for Christians or for non Christians?” I actually think that is a false dichotomy one that has been unfortunately created by people who have in some instances abandoned the gospel.

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For the Sake of our Brothers and Sisters

By Dr. John Neufeld / October 3, 2017

When we don’t actually use spiritual gifts by committing ourselves to the service of others to the glory of God, they can become like museum pieces, set behind glass, relegated to history lessons.

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For the Sake of the Church

By Dr. John Neufeld / October 2, 2017

Paul wants the local church to celebrate the gifts but the center of the life of the church is to be a teaching of the gospel.

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The Main Thing

By Dr. John Neufeld / September 29, 2017

It is never good enough to have an exercise of Spiritual gifts if you are not thoroughly instructed over and over again by the word of God. Celebrate the gifts? Yes but never in a context by themselves

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Tongues and Prophecy – Part 2

By Dr. John Neufeld / September 28, 2017

It’s sometimes surprising even shocking for people to finally realize the truth of 1 Corinthians 14:2. “For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God.”The spiritual gift of tongues is never a subset under prophecy. Tongues is never a message to people.

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Tongues and Prophecy – Part 1

By Dr. John Neufeld / September 27, 2017

I’ve thought about entitling my address, “Tongues and Prophecy without Controversy.” As much as I would have hoped this was the case I suspect it to be somewhat naïve. I doubt that I can explain this passage in such a way that will satisfy everyone. But I am going to try!

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The Endurance of Love

By Dr. John Neufeld / September 26, 2017

On this side of eternity, it is important to continue to stress spiritual gifts but we will remember that it is love that endures, it is love that never ends.

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The Definition of Love

By Dr. John Neufeld / September 25, 2017

It is very hard to define love but what we can do is define what we mean by Christian love for others.

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